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Association reshuffle demonstrates further industry focus on sustainability and innovation

Published: July 4, 2020

3rd July 2020 – Brussels – EDANA, the leading global association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has elected new Governors and a new team of Officers for 2020 – 2021. Mikael Staal Axelsen (Fibertex) remains as Chair, supported by Vice-Chairs Åsa Johansson (Essity, Sweden) and David Lamb (Nonwovenn, UK). Giorgio Mantovani (Corman, Italy) was elected as Treasurer. Announced at EDANA’s recent online Annual Strategic Review and AGM, the newly elected board began their term on July 1st.

“It is a pleasure to welcome such engaged and insightful new members to the board. Their experience and enthusiasm is acknowledged by the member confidence in our assembly to drive our ambitious new agenda.” said Mr. Staal Axelsen. “Aligning on the interests and meeting the needs of over 280 members is a complex yet ultimately rewarding challenge. It is heartening to know that we share values that our renewed focus on sustainable and innovative solutions, and transparent business practices demonstrates.”

The following Governors were elected as new Board members:

  • Mr Cédric Ballay, EVP & General Manager EMEAI, Berry Global, Spain
  • Mr Roger Chantillon, Executive Board Member & EVP Sales & Marketing, RKW Group, Germany
  • Mrs Sophie Rasmussen, Business Leader Essential Health EMEA & Global Women’s Health, Johnson & Johnson, UK
  • Mrs Patricia Sargeant, Vice President, Sales, Composite Fibers, Glatfelter, Canada
  • Mr Markus Westerkamp, Executive Vice President BA Advanced Solutions, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Germany

The team of Officers is reinforced by Executive Governors, co-opted by the Board: Mr Thorsten Habeck (Head of Business Management, Fiber Bonding EMEA, BASF, Germany), Mr Ulrich Hornfeck, Board Member & Chief Commercial Officer, Sandler, Germany), Mr Krzysztof D. Malowaniec (Senior Vice President, Paul Hartmann, Germany), Mr Jörg Ortmeier (CEO, TWE Group, Germany) and Mr Mark A. Thornton, Vice President, Global Materials, Procter & Gamble, Germany).

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